Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier exiled Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell from Deepwater Horizon litigation and granted plaintiff lawyers a 6 percent charge on $14 billion in future settlements at BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Barbier U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier rejected pleas from the federal government and 15 states to separate their suits over the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill from private civil suits.
Chaisson BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A Louisiana business group says it refused to support the Senate version of a bill that would have allowed the Louisiana attorney general to hire private attorneys to sue BP on a contingency fee.
Caldwell (D-La.) BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-The top U.S. lawyer for BP said Friday that the energy company will not seek to prevent lawsuits related to its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana attorney general announced.
Abbott AUSTIN(Legal Newsline)-A group of five state attorneys general, including Texas AG Greg Abbott, have formed the bipartisan Gulf States Coalition to coordinate their legal efforts to the increasing oil spill spreading off their coastlines.
Caldwell (D) BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is back in the national spotlight for the second time this year, capturing headlines across the nation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-The National Football League on Monday acknowledged that it does not have exclusive copyright ownership of a popular New Orleans Saints football rallying cry, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell told Legal Newsline.
Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Multiple Knauf entities and other international and domestic manufacturers, distributors, importers of Chinese drywall and several builders have been hit with a lawsuit by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell over allegations of defective and toxic drywall.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline)-The state of Louisiana is suing Anderson & Gutierrez Development, alleging that the company took hundreds of thousands of dollars to build or improve modular homes without doing so.
Abbott AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the state attorney general against drugmaker Merck & Co. over its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.
Caldwell SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Louisiana was asked Monday to rule 1998's Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement signed by 52 states and territories unconstitutional.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against some of the largest U.S. insurance companies after Hurricane Katrina.